Christmas Day is quickly approaching and there are men and women all across America scurrying to find the “perfect” gift for that special person in their lives. Unfortunately, a number of those relationships will be defined by the gifts exchanged, and not by the value of the relationship overall.

The ugly truth is that I’ve heard too many stories of the richness of the holidays going sour because gifts didn’t meet the expectation of the recipient.

Now, you might respond by saying there’s no harm in making your desires known. Men can tend to think, “If I really want a suit, maybe I should drop a quick hint and it’ll be mine.” Women might say, “If I really want that necklace or purse and he gets it for me, does he really love me?

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